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About ProFile Flexible Licensing

Flexible Licensing allows a ProFile license (or licenses) to be shared among multiple computers.

This is ideal for users who have numerous computers and need the freedom to move from one computer to another, easily avoiding the hassle of deleting licenses, and entering the same licenses on another computer.

Flexible Licensing options

The option to use and configure the Flexible Licensing on a computer is done through the ProFile "Help" menu; there are several options:

Enable the Flexible License in Automatic mode (Recommended)

Allows the software to manage the license activation and deactivation on the machines that have the license. This ensures the user's freedom to move between machines without being locked out of ProFile. This option also offers a safeguard against license losing the license due to unforeseen circumstances such as computer crashes, viruses, etc.

Enable the Flexible License in Manual mode with prompt

Allows the software to manage the license activation and deactivation on the machines that have the license, with the user's input.

Enable the Flexible License in Manual mode without prompt (requires menu toggle)

Prevents the software from automatically managing the license activation and deactivation on the machines that have the license. The user is solely responsible for the activation/deactivation.

Manually Suspend Flexible License

Prevents the software from managing the license activation and deactivation on the machines that have the license.

Learn More

You can review our tutorial video on Flexible Licensing below:

Enable the Flexible License in Automatic mode (Recommended)

1. Key in the ProFile license.

2. Select the "Configure Flexible Licensing" option from the "Help" drop-down menu in the top toolbar:

The "ProFile Flexible License Settings" dialogue window displays:

  3. Ensure that the option "Enable flexible licensing on this computer" is checked.

4. Enable that the option "Automatic" is selected.

  5. Click the "Save" button.

ProFile automatically deactivates and activates the license each time the software exits or launches:

Enabling the Flexible licensing feature in Manual with prompt

1. Key in the ProFile license.

2. Select the "Configure Flexible Licensing" option from the "Help" drop-down menu in the top toolbar:

The "ProFile Flexible License Settings" dialogue window displays:

3. Ensure that the option "Enable flexible licensing on this computer" is checked.

4. Enable that the option "Manual" is selected.

5. Click the "Save" button.

6. In the sub-option, select the "Prompt me every time I open or close ProFile" option.

This option offers a prompt each time ProFile exits:

Enabling the Flexible licensing feature in Manual without prompt

1. Key in the ProFile license.

2. Select the "Configure Flexible Licensing" option from the "Help" drop-down menu in the top toolbar:

The "ProFile Flexible License Settings" dialogue window displays:

3. Ensure that the option "Enable flexible licensing on this computer" is checked.

4. Enable that the option "Manual" is selected:

5. Click the "Save" button.

6. In the sub-option, select the "Don't prompt me. I'll do it manually" option.

Note that the software will never prompt to manage the license. The option, however, is still available when the "Enable flexible licensing on this computer" option is checked.

Manually Suspend License

To manually suspend the license(s) without the aid of the software:

Select the "Suspend Licenses" option from the "Help" drop-down menu in the top toolbar:

The license suspends.

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